September 10, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 34)
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Proposals for the University Small Research Grants (USRG) Program and the President's Faculty Development Awards (FDA) Program are due Monday, October 4, 2010. USRGs are seed grants to support early research, scholarly activity and other creative efforts. FDAs provide support to travel to international meetings, to participate in foreign exchanges and to meet with program officers of potential external sponsors. There will be a Question and Answer session Thursday, September 16, in the K-State Union Big 12 Room. To register, please RSVP to Caron at email@example.com.
The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in focusing on important emerging areas in a timely manner. The EFRI Office is launching a new funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two specific research areas: 1) Engineering New Technologies Based on Multicellular and Interkingdom Signaling (MIKS), and 2) Mind, Machines, and Motor Control (M3C). NSF 10-596
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose to develop computational models of the dynamics of the scientific workforce in the United States. These models may be used to inform program development and management, identify questions that need additional research, and guide the collection and analysis of the data to answer these questions. RFA-GM-11-007 (NIHG 8/27/10)
This FOA solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing exceptionally innovative research on novel hypotheses or difficult problems, solutions to which would have an extremely high impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research that is germane to the mission of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes. This FOA is for support of new projects, not continuation of projects that have already been initiated. It does not support pilot projects, i.e., projects of limited scope that are designed primarily to generate data that will enable the PD/PI to seek other funding. RFA-GM-11-003 (NIHG 8/20/10)
TSL combines interests and resources of separate programs in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) to explore the opportunities and challenges implied by innovative visions of the future for STEM learning. The TSL program invites interdisciplinary teams of STEM content specialists, experts in relevant technologies, STEM formal and informal education specialists, researchers with expertise in the learning sciences, and specialists in education research and evaluation methods to submit proposals for research projects that 1) Study efficacy of existing prototypes for innovations like virtual schools, special STEM schools, and educational programs that combine opportunities of formal and informal learning resources in their communities; or 2) Design and conduct exploratory development of new potentially transformative models for STEM learning environments. NSF 10-602
34-6 Development of Assays for High-Throughput Screening for use in Probe and Pre-therapeutic Discovery (R01) (NIH)
This FOA, issued by the National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose the development of assays for high throughput screening (HTS) relevant to processes and diseases specific to its mission with the intent of using them to screen for small molecule compounds that show desired properties as probes for use in advancing knowledge about the relevant target, identifying new targets, or serving as pre-therapeutic leads. Assays may involve targets indirectly related to disease, but which might provide insight into the biology of relevant diseases. Other targets might be associated with rare and neglected diseases, an area of increasing focus for the NIH. PA-10-213 (NIHG 6/10/10)
Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; projects-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services.
The goal of CLASIC is to enable monolithic, high performance, ultra high energy efficiency, signal recognition integrated circuits (ICs) for next-generation military microsystems in areas such as cognitive communication, radar and electronic warfare. DARPA-BAA-10-77 (GG 8/31/10)
The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). The MURI program supports basic science and/or engineering research at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multi disciplinary research efforts that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline to address scientific issues of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. ONRBAA10-026 (GG 8/5/10)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the broad area of computer science. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. This RA is to solicit interested participants to join the Computer Science Study Group (CSSG). The objective of the CSSG is to rapidly identify ideas in the field of computer science that will provide revolutionary advances, rather than incremental benefit, to the Department of Defense (DoD). An eligible participant must be a junior faculty member at a U.S. Institution of Higher Education. Participants should be no more than seven years beyond receiving a doctoral degree, pretenure junior faculty, with demonstrated exceptional potential for world class contributions to the field of computer science. Each participant shall have intense research interest in a computer science topic of relevance to DoD and demonstrate novel ideas that lead to fundamental advances rather than incremental work in the field. DARPA-RA-10-76 (GG 7/2/10)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to stimulate the discovery and development of biomarkers of alcohol consumption, biomarkers for early detection of alcohol-induced organ damage, and biomarkers of fetal alcohol exposure. Approaches using high throughput technologies leading to the discovery of bio-
marker signatures are encouraged. Proposals leading to rapid translation of candidates to marketable clinically useful biomarker assays are also encouraged. This FOA will utilize the SBIR (R43/R44) grant mechanisms for Phase 1, Phase 2, and Fast-Track applications and runs in parallel with FOA RFA-AA-11-005, which solicits applications under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) (R41) grant mechanism. RFA-AA-11-004 (NIHG 8/27/10)
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) solicits R01 grant applications to develop novel technologies that will enable extremely low-cost, high quality DNA sequencing. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the cost of sequencing a mammalian-sized genome to approximately $1000. Applicants may propose to develop full-scale sequencing systems or to investigate challenges underlying key system components. Exploration of methods other than those currently being pursued as potential $1,000 genome technologies are encouraged. High-risk/high-payoff applications are appropriate to achieve the goals of this FOA by approximately 2014. RFA-HG-10-012 (NIHG 8/27/10)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the national Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations studying the role of the central nervous system in the processing of taste information and the perception of taste quality. The purpose of this FOA is to foster basic and clinical research on the central mechanisms underlying the perception of taste quality. A broad range of experimental approaches is encouraged. The NIDCD encourages applications from investigators who are conducting research outside the field of gustation and who are using methodological approaches that have not been typically applied to but which would greatly promote scientific progress within the field. The NIDCD also encourages applications from new investigators in the early stages of establishing an independent research program. PA-10-201 (NIHG 5/211/10)